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Title

The anglers

circa 1653

Artist

Adriaen van Ostade

Netherlands

1610 – 1685

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Le pêcheur à la ligne
    Date
    circa 1653
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Edition
    vi of 7 states
    Dimensions
    11.8 x 16.9 cm platemark; 27.0 x 28.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., [incised plate] "AvO". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Sir Philip Street 1930
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    408
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Adriaen van Ostade

    Works in the collection

    59

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  • About

    Adriaen van Ostade spent his entire career in Haarlem where he specialized in etchings of peasant genre subjects. This is his only print that can be classified as a pure landscape. The idyllic Dutch scene is dominated by a rustic wooden bridge where two anglers pass their day peacefully, watching their bait dangle on the unruffled water.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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